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On World AIDS Day, Vatican renews call for access to therapy

Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY -- The deaths each year of more than a million people from AIDS, the suffering of their families and the...

Destroying human embryos can’t be justified, says pope

Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY -- In rejecting research using embryonic stem cells, the Catholic Church is not trying to impede science or delay treatment...

2012 papal trip to Mexico, Cuba being studied seriously, spokesman says

Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY -- Vatican officials are at an advanced stage in studying the possibility of a papal trip to Mexico and Cuba...

Vatican teams with company to discuss adult stem-cell research

Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY -- New biotechnologies raise questions in the fields of medicine, economics, ethics and philosophy, and the Vatican plans to look...

Pope urges Germany to defend all human life

Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY -- After the Nazi atrocities of the World War II, Germany's new constitution recognized the dignity of each human being,...

Schools must include religious education, pope says

Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY -- The education of children and young people must include religious education in accordance with the wishes of the children's...

All Saints’ Day points to church as the communion of saints,...

Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY -- The feast of All Saints calls on Catholics to see the church as the communion of saints -- as...

Pope condemns use of religion to promote violence

Catholic News Service ASSISI, Italy -- Taking 300 religious leaders with him on pilgrimage to Assisi, Pope Benedict XVI said people who are suspicious of...

Pope prays Assisi pilgrimage will foster dialogue, peace

Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY -- Pope Benedict XVI prayed that his interreligious pilgrimage to Assisi Oct. 27 would promote dialogue among believers of different...

Vatican officials see agreement in church teaching, ‘Occupy’ movement

Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY — Catholic social teaching and the Occupy Wall Street movement agree that the economy should be at the service of...

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